ERIC Number: ED454912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Edgecombe Community College Faculty Advisor's Handbook.
Edgecombe Community Coll., Tarboro, NC.
This handbook for faculty advisors seeks to clarify Edgecombe Community College's (ECC's) (North Carolina) advising theories and concepts. The handbook is designed for instructors as well as program chairpersons and coordinators who are assigned the responsibility of advising students in their programs. The guide is divided into five sections: section 1 offers an overview of the basic theory and concepts of advising; section 2 explores the shared responsibilities in the advisor/advisee relationship; section 3 looks at the issue of advising Special Populations; section 4 offers practical suggestions for getting started; and section 5 concludes with a look at the importance of advising and core values, and offers a referral directory. The handbook gives practical scenarios that can be used by advisors in their initial meetings with students. A list of 11 discussion points for the first meeting includes such questions as: "What high school did you graduate from?""Where do you live?""What led you to choose this major?" and "What are your goals after graduation?" The guide suggests saving the answers to the questions in the student's file for future reference. The handbook also offers sample questions for subsequent meetings, such as: "How are your classes going?""When do you plan to graduate?" and "Let's review a copy of your most recent resume." The guide also offers practical advice for improving communication between the advisor and the student. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Edgecombe Community Coll., Tarboro, NC.